Alistair Johnston

08 October 1998
Celtic FC
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
180 cm
Wake Forest University
Where they grew up
Aurora, Ontario, Canada
International "A" - CAN MNT
40 Appearances
35 Starts
1 cleansheets


Alistair Johnston

Alistair Johnston... speaks English and French... soccer family (father Bill, brother Malcolm)... his father Bill was born in Vancouver while his mother Catherine was born in Newtownards, NIR... he was four years old when his family moved from Vancouver to Montréal; he was then seven years old when his family moved from Montréal to Aurora... grew up playing soccer and hockey... he was four years old when he started playing soccer for Lakeshore SC... enjoys sports, art... growing up, favourites included Paul Scholes, Manchester United FC... his father was a two-time Canada Soccer National Championships winner with Vancouver Westside FC (1993, 1996)...

represented Canada at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022... Concacaf champion (first place in 2021-22 Concacaf Final Round of FIFA World Cup Qualifiers)... won a Concacaf Silver Medal with Canada (2022-23 Nations League)... Concacaf semifinalist (2021)...

with Celtic FC, a two-time Scottish Premiership winner (2022-23, 2023-24), Scottish Cup winner (2023), and Scottish League Cup winner (2023)...

part of the Canada Soccer team that met Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on 15 November 2021 ahead of their FIFA World Cup Qualifiers match one day later in Edmonton (a surprise visit by the Prime Minister at a training session)...

wrote on Twitter after he was named to Canada’s squad for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, “everything I’ve ever dreamed of and more”...

said Johnston after he joined Celtic FC in 2022, “I love a tackle, I love to hit the diagonals (and) I am a fairly physical player. I love covering ground, getting up and down the field and that’s what I did in club football at Montréal”...

For Country

he was 16 years old when he made his debut in the Canadian youth program at an identification camp in 2015 with coach Rob Gale...

he was 22 years old when he made his debut for Canada on 25 March 2021... he scored his first international “A” goal for Canada on 29 March 2021 in Bradenton, FL, USA (his second international match)… represented Canada at the 2021 Concacaf Gold Cup... helped Canada finish first in 2021-22 Concacaf / FIFA World Cup Qualifiers (Canada qualified for Qatar 2022)... set Men’s National Team record for most international matches in one season (18 matches in 2021)... represented Canada at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022...

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